Ronaldo, Benzema, Lewandowski: Who's scored the most headers since 2009/10?

Last Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed his finest night since re-signing for Manchester United.

After missing the Manchester derby, the 37-year-old returned to the starting XI versus Tottenham Hotspur and scored a memorable hat-trick at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo’s latest treble means he’s now the leading scorer in the history of men’s professional football with 807 goals, two more than Josef Bican.

The Portuguese superstar’s hat-trick against Spurs was of the very highest order as well.

His first goal was a stunning long-range effort that flew past a helpless Hugo Lloris and the second was a tidy finish from close-range after excellent work out on the wing from the in-form Jadon Sancho.

And Ronaldo’s third and final goal was a trademark header from Alex Telles’ corner, the former Real Madrid man showing the world once again that no footballer possesses a leap quite like him.

Video: Ronaldo’s stunning header vs Spurs

After Manchester City‘s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on the Monday Night Football, United legend Gary Neville waxed lyrical about Ronaldo’s unrivalled heading ability and during the segment, an eye-opening graphic appeared on Sky Sports’ coverage.

On it were the 10 players who have scored the most headed goals since the start of the 2009/10 season and who was sitting top of the pile by a considerable distance? Ronaldo, of course.

Take a look at both Neville’s praise of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and the graphic in question here…

Video: Neville on Ronaldo’s unrivalled heading ability

Those numbers from Ronaldo are absolutely insane, especially when you remember he’s the only member of the 10-man list who played as a winger for a prolonged period of time.

Yet he is somehow still averaging 0.16 headed goals per game at the very highest level, which is blowing our minds a tad to be honest.

Bayern Munich‘s talisman Robert Lewandowski is the closest player to him in terms of headed goals and even he trails Ronaldo by 16.

It’s simple really, United’s ageless superstar is the best header of a football the sport has ever seen – and that’s not up for debate.

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